Centroid is a wearable, wireless patient orientation, activity, and respiration rate sensor. Centroid helps clinicians monitor patient position to avoid preventable pressure injuries and can alert clinicians to sudden movements such as fall-like events. In addition, Centroid detects chest movements to continuously provide respiration rate, assisting clinicians with additional data that may inform care decisions.
Centroid pairs with the Root® Patient Monitoring and Connectivity Platform using Bluetooth® to track a patient’s posture, orientation, and activity, providing the ability to monitor patient position and detect changes in position. The data transmitted by Centroid can be displayed in various formats on Root, giving clinicians multiple ways to assess adherence to protocols regarding tissue stress and to tailor care to the specific needs of each patient.
Pressure injuries affect nearly 2.5 million patients per year and approximately 60,000 of those patients die as a direct result.1 Centroid is designed to monitor patient movement and activity. The data transmitted by Centroid can be displayed in various formats on Root, giving clinicians multiple ways to quickly assess adherence to protocols regarding tissue stress and to tailor care to the specific needs of each patient.
Are we ready for this change? Content last reviewed October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/pressureulcertoolkit/putool1.html
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